Posts Tagged ‘rock formations

12
Nov
16

Saluting the sky…

“All the earth colours of the painter’s palette are out there in the many miles of badlands…” Georgia O’Keeffe

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11
Oct
16

tilt….

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01
Sep
16

Seeking shade…

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06
Jun
15

Desertscape…

“If the life of natural things, millions of years old, does not seem sacred to us, then what can be sacred? Human vanity alone? Contempt for the natural world is contempt for life. The domination of nature leads to the domination of human nature. Anything becomes permissible.” Edward Abbey, Beyond the Wall~Essays from the Outside

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21
Apr
15

Desertscape: Rock formations (6 images to enjoy)

I have a draw to rocks and rock formations as much as the sky,clouds, water, trees or flowers. Much like the why’s re the attraction to the sky or a river, I can’t clearly explain the draw. The interest in rock formations varies with size, angles and lines, scale, shapes and colors. Whether it is shelter, respite from the wind, the sun, a vantage point or high ground, it attracts.

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In Joshua Tree NP, the rock formations were most often a draw to the rock climbers. Being one that may get part way up, my problem is getting down…so I don’t venture to far up a rock pile, let alone a vertical face.

Anyway, the contrast of rock formations in a desertscape is  always fascinating. Maybe you have that same interest as well. 

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16
Apr
15

Chasing Cactus Blooms

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The Joshua Tree National Park is a surreal wonderland of desert scape. For me, first and foremost are the rock formations that dominate the north end of the park. On and on they go for photographers, rock climbers, campers, hikers and the drive by enthusiasts. One thing I do enjoy is parking the car and heading into the desert, off the roadway, to find the colors of cactus and wild flowers. The grays, tans, greens, and browns are the dominant color scheme, but amongst those colors are splashes of brightness that are tucked away amongst the boulders, brush and sands of the park. This year, we found hundreds of cactus about to bloom or having just bloomed. Pinks, reds, corrals, oranges glowed amidst the desert scape. We took so many shots of cactus that it is truly hard not to inundate the viewer with dozens of images. No doubt over time, I will….

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15
Apr
15

Joshua Tree National Park & Contrails

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